Maynard James Keenan, of Tool and A Perfect Circle, delved into the current economic downfall while touring the Whole Foods chain to promote his winery, Arizona Stronghold. In an interview with AZ NightBuzz he talks about how his winemaking process is similar to songwriting, saying for both forms of art “you have to listen and look and smell and taste and touch and react.”
Keenan then gives his opinion about the future of America in light of the current economic downfall by citing a David Cross joke:
“I think we’re doomed (laughs). Sorry (laughs). But I don’t necessarily think that that’s a bad thing. I think we’ve fallen short. I’m not sure if you’re a fan of (comedian) David Cross…he’s being cynical of course, and he’s being funny, but he’s saying if electric scissors and Paris Hilton is all we’re going to do with our freedom, then we probably should have some of it taken away and start over. (Laughs). If that’s what you’re going to do with it, then you probably don’t deserve it… So perhaps an economic crunch will get people back to focusing on what’s really important and what really matters.”
The rest of the interview is here.